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Author: Lawrence Goldstone Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781478915416
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Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history.

Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically fatal tailspin. As Beachey and other aviators took to the skies in death-defying acts in the early twentieth century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight.

Higher, Steeper, Faster takes listeners inside the world of the brave men and women who popularized flying through their deadly stunts and paved the way for modern aviation. With heart-stopping accounts of the action-packed race to conquer the skies, this book will exhilarate listeners as they fly through the history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In prose as riveting as the developments it investigates, Goldstone covers the history of early aviation…This book enthralls.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “For those who love history, aviation, or stories of great daring, this is pure pleasure.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Readers will breathlessly follow the race to conquer the sky.”

    School Library Connection (starred review)

  • “This look at the early days of the industry highlights the thrill and awe of a watching public as well as the fact that the sky was no longer any sort of boundary.”


  • “An overview of early aviation history…By expanding the scope beyond familiar figures such as the Wright brothers, Goldstone brings the legends behind death-defying acts to life, exploring how competition can lead to innovation….Engaging historical nonfiction.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Written as a series of profiles…makes it eminently suited to audio. Robertson Dean offers an engaging narration, altering his voice slightly to match the tone of the text. He’s excited when appropriate and even gravely serious when needed…This is a title for young listeners, but adults will find it engaging and informative


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About the Author

Lawrence Goldstone is the author or coauthor of fourteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including Rights, which won a New American Writing Award, and Anatomy of Deception, a New York Times notable mystery. His articles, reviews, and opinion pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and other periodicals. He has appeared on many TV and radio shows, and his work has been profiled in the New York Times, Toronto Star, Salon, and Slate.

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.